As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the
Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance — now a fledgling
New Republic — presses its advantage by hunting down the
enemy’s scattered forces before they can regroup and
retaliate. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous
show of the enemy’s strength is unfolding. Out on a lone
reconnaissance mission, pilot Wedge Antilles watches
Imperial Star Destroyers gather like birds of prey
circling for a kill, but is taken captive before he can
report back to the New Republic leaders.
on the planet’s surface, former Rebel fighter Norra
Wexley has returned to her native world — war weary,
ready to reunite with her estranged son, and eager to
build a new life in some distant place. But when Norra
intercepts Wedge Antilles’s urgent distress call, she
realizes her time as a freedom fighter is not yet over.
What she doesn’t know is just how close the enemy is—or
how decisive and dangerous her new mission will be.
Determined to preserve the Empire’s power, the surviving
Imperial elite are converging on Akiva for a top-secret
emergency summit — to consolidate their forces and rally
for a counterstrike. But they haven’t reckoned on the
Norra and her newfound allies — her technical genius
son, a Zabrak bounty hunter, and a reprobate Imperial
defector — who are prepared to do whatever they must to
end the Empire’s oppressive reign once and for all.